Michigan's Roads Rank Among the Worst in the Country

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

A study done by the U.S. Department of Transportation says more than 30 percent of Michigan's roads are in poor condition. The study ranks Michigan third worst in the country for rough roads.

The study cites aging freeways, weather conditions, neglect and truck traffic as the factors contributing to bad roads.

The Michigan Trucking Association says its traffic is increasing, but that should be seen as a good thing. Truck driver Dennis Hamilton says business is booming and you have to move the freight even if it means more traffic on the roads.

To help clean up the roads, crews are out patching roads and the Michigan Department of Transportation will spend $1.3 billion this year in road and bridge construction. Hawaii and Massachusetts are the two states that beat out Michigan for the roughest roads in the country.


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